CRICKET fan and budding graphic artist Josh Frawley will have his design work worn on the helmets of his heroes in a Sheffield Shield match next month.
The Damascus College graduate made a big play for the honours, having only noticed the competition challenge via social media on the last day of entries - so he got to work.
WATCH BELOW: Josh Frawley gets to work on his custom hat for the Victorian men's cricket team
He could hardly believe his winning bright, colourful design will be worn by the Victorian men's cricket team, with players like Aaron Finch in the mix, into action against Tasmania at Junction Oval, St Kilda on March 19.
"It's a huge thing to see all the players I like wearing my art on their helmet," Frawley said. "It's a bit surreal...This is the first time my work will really be publicly on show."
Frawley's dream job is to work in Disney animation or to be a graphic artist in his own right.
This competition win is a major step for Frawley ahead of starting communication and design studies at Federation next month.
Frawley can spend up to eight or nine hours a day drawing and playing with different techniques. This can include filming and editing projects for his YouTube channel.
The helmets, for Frawley, were an expression of his creativity mixed with his love for cricket by incorporating cricket balls, bats and stumps into his cartoon-like style.
Frawley spent a couple of hours developing his hand-drawn design before building it into a hat.
"My aim in anything I make is to bring smiles to people's faces," Frawley said.
As part of his prize, Frawley will present each player in the Victorian team with their helmets on match-day. He will also receive a signed cricket bat from the team in return.
Helmets will then be autographed and donated to a charity of the players' choosing.
The big Melbourne Stars fan said there should be a lot of Big Bash League favourites back available to represent their state.
My aim in anything I make is to bring smiles to people's faces.Josh Frawley
Frawley's year 12 visual communications work will also be on display in the annual Next Gen exhibition at Art Gallery of Ballarat from later this month.
He said the support of his parents, his best friend Bonnie and Damascus visual communications teacher Anne Griffin all believing in him and his work made an incredible difference.
His goals were slowly starting to become a reality.
- You can follow Josh Frawley's work and his graphic-a-day challenge on Instagram @frawley_designs
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